Insurers get into care, but is it good for your health?

In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company. Insurers are dropping billions of dollars on acquisitions and expansions in order to get more involved in customer health. They say this push can help cut costs and improve care, in part by keeping…

US hiring surge last month pulls in flood of new workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration's tax cuts and a resilient global economy. The surprisingly robust hiring, reported by the Labor Department on Friday, was the strongest in 1½ years. It was accompanied by the biggest surge…

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Meddling globalist George Soros named as the puppet master behind student…

‘Cocaine king of Milan’ to be extradited

Image copyright EPA / Italian Police Uruguay has agreed to extradite a notorious drug trader known as the "cocaine king of Milan" back to Italy. Rocco Morabito was arrested last year in the Uruguayan resort town of Punta del Este, where he had been living under a false identity for about a decade. The suspected…

Winter Paralympics: Millie Knight and Brett Wild win downhill silver

Knight and guide Wild are reigning world champions in the downhill discipline Winter Paralympics on the BBC Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-18 March Time in Pyeongchang: GMT +9 Coverage: Follow on Radio 5 live and via the BBC Sport website. Television coverage on Channel 4. Britain's Millie Knight and guide Brett Wild took downhill…

Oscar Valdez v Scott Quigg: Bury fighter loses world-title shot at...

Quigg was not allowed time to lose the additional 2.8lbs because of rules in CaliforniaScott Quigg has lost the chance to contest Oscar Valdez's WBO world featherweight title and says it is "not acceptable" he came in overweight. Quigg weighed in at 128.8lbs, 2.8lbs over the limit, while undefeated Mexican Valdez scaled 125.8lbs for Saturday's…

Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United not getting best from forward – Jose...

Alexis Sanchez scored 80 goals for Arsenal before joining Manchester United on a four-and-a-half-year deal Man Utd v Liverpool Venue: Old Trafford Date: 10 March Time: 12:30 GMT BBC coverage: Live commentary on Radio 5 live (build-up from 11:00), text commentary on the BBC Sport website. Manchester United are not getting the best out of…

Formula 1 pre-season testing: What have we learned about the teams?

Fernando Alonso set the second fastest time on the final day of pre-season testing to end two difficult weeks for McLaren on a high"Testing, done," Lewis Hamilton said on Friday. "Let's get to racing." Probably everyone involved with Formula 1 can identify with that sentiment. Eight days of running over two weeks at Spain's Circuit…

Hibernian 2-0 Heart of Midlothian

Highlights: Hibernian 2-0 HeartsHibernian moved to within a point of third-placed Aberdeen and 12 clear of Hearts after victory over their city rivals at Easter Road. After a closely contested first half, Scott Allan drilled in a sweetly struck opener from the edge of the area. Hearts goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin then tipped a thumping Jamie…

Indian Wells: Johanna Konta suffers shock defeat in BNP Paribas second...

Johanna Konta also lost in the second round of the Australian Open in JanuaryBritish number one Johanna Konta suffered a shock straight-set defeat by 18-year-old Marketa Vondrousova in the second round at Indian Wells. World number 11 Konta had four set points in the first set and led 4-2 in the second but lost 7-6…

New Zealand & England set for ODI series decider

New Zealand v England - fifth ODI, Christchurch - Live - BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary NZ bowled out for 223 in 49.5 overs Santner 71; Woakes 3-32 Stunning Bairstow catch dismisses Southee Fifth & final ODI; series level at 2-2 Eng: Captain Morgan plays 200th ODI New Zealand Innings Batsman How Out Bowler Runs…

Victoria Azarenka: I wouldn’t wish custody battle on anyone

Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka says the ongoing custody battle over her son was been 'Hollywood-worthy'. Former world number one played for the first time since Wimbledon last year, beating British number two Heather Watson 6-4 6-2. WATCH MORE: I'm back and ready - Serena Williams Available to UK users only.

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China launch will prep for Moon landing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The satellite launched on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in the year. The Queqiao spacecraft will establish a communications link between Earth and the landing mission, which looks set to…